Uncanny X-Force (ID# 394375)

New York Giants Draft Report Card

B
Grade

After Some Early Gambles, New York Giants Should Have Attempted to Draft Players That are Good

Draft Summary

Picking 10th, New York Giants built a team that probably isn't even worth talking about. It wouldn't be fair to give the good teams a recap and not the bad ones, though, so here goes. They are expected to finish eighth in Uncanny X-Force League with a record of 4-9-0 (1,709 points). They stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Demaryius Thomas (second round), Victor Cruz (fourth round), and Jeremy Maclin (fifth round). They landed the bottom QB tandem in the league, as they added Tom Brady and Carson Palmer.

Nice draft. If there were a Fantasy Football Hall Of Fame, you should nominate yourself. Wait, there is? And you can??

Schedule

New York Giants should pick up a new hobby, like bird watching, during Week 4. They have four players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Taking a look at the entire season from start to finish, they have a more-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-most grueling overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are pretty average for New York Giants.

Draft Notes

  • RB or Bust

    Unfortunately, RB is the only strong position on New York Giants. Fortunately, there's always next year.

  • Single-Bar Facemasks

    New York Giants knows this is American football, right? They elected to go with two kickers, instead of stockpiling depth at other positions.

  • Checked Out Early

    New York Giants didn't exactly wrap up the draft on a high note, ending up with the fewest projected points in the league over the second half of the draft.

  • A Pair of Proven Winners

    New York Giants has a couple of fantasy MVPs in their lineup. Last season, two of their players (Eddie Lacy and Demaryius Thomas) finished among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams.

  • Making the Big Tuna Proud

    Bill Parcells once said "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." Well, Parcells would approve of Luke Kuechly. Among LBs in Uncanny X-Force League, Luke Kuechly ranks first in projected tackles with 153.

  • A Stretch of the Imagination

    Grabbing Richard Sherman at pick 170 was, let's say, conceptually adventurous. Sherman is owned on just a handful of rosters across all Yahoo! leagues.

Player Analysis

    • Eddie Lacy, RB
    • Round 1, Pick 10
    Does Eddie Lacy Enjoy Gourmet Cuisine?

    Because his projected yardage figures are tasty. Lacy is ranked eighth in the league with 1,538 all-purpose yards.

    • D. Thomas, WR
    • Round 2, Pick 11
    Hands Team

    With sticky hands that would make Spider-Man jealous, Demaryius Thomas has serious value in all PPR leagues. He's projected to catch an NFL-leading 107 balls this year.

    • Carson Palmer, QB
    • Round 3, Pick 30
    Like Face Wash for Teenagers

    New York Giants was proactive about grabbing a QB. They reached for Carson Palmer at pick number 30 even though his ADP is only 136.8 across all Yahoo! leagues.

    • Jeremy Maclin, WR
    • Round 5, Pick 50
    Let Me Check it Again

    Why can't I find Jeremy Maclin on my draft cheat sheet? Oh wait, here he is under "mid-to-late round flier."

    • Tom Brady, QB
    • Round 6, Pick 51
    New York Giants's Stud Signal-Caller

    Tom Brady is projected to rack up 352 points this year, enough to rank sixth among all QBs.

Best Available

With five subpar positions on New York Giants, QB and TE are expected to be the worst of those potential areas of need.

    • Joe Flacco
    • Rank 147, ADP 124
    • Eli Manning
    • Rank 151, ADP 132
    • Tyler Eifert
    • Rank 157, ADP 133
    • Delanie Walker
    • Rank 159, ADP 134
  • Bye Week Points Lost
    Points

    Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.

  • Pick Number Minus ADP
    Pick Number

    Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.

  • Avg Points by Position vs League
        Team     League

    The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.

  • Schedule by Opponent Points
    Week

    Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.

How We Grade

Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."

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New York Giants
1. (10) Eddie Lacy (GB - RB)
2. (11) Demaryius Thomas (Den - WR)
3. (30) Carson Palmer (Ari - QB)
4. (31) Victor Cruz (NYG - WR)
5. (50) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
6. (51) Tom Brady (NE - QB)
7. (70) Pierre Thomas (NO - RB)
8. (71) Eric Ebron (Det - TE)
9. (90) Jadeveon Clowney (Hou - LB,DE)
10. (91) New York (NYG - DEF)
11. (110) Jay Feely (Ari - K)
12. (111) Blake Bortles (Jax - QB)
13. (130) Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
14. (131) Luke Kuechly (Car - LB)
15. (150) Nick Novak (SD - K)
16. (151) Steve Smith Sr. (Bal - WR)
17. (170) Richard Sherman (Sea - CB)
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